Our unique analysis of the bills Davis sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Davis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Davis was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3227 (102nd): Keweenaw National Historical Park Establishment Act
- H.R. 3679 (100th): Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Act
- H.R. 4731 (99th): Recreational Boating Safety Act of 1986
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Davis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (29%) Environmental Protection (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Private Legislation (5%)
Some of Davis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6212 (102nd): To eliminate foreign shipbuilding subsidy practices and to enhance the competitiveness of ...
- H.R. 5352 (102nd): Great Lakes Federal Effectiveness Act
- H.R. 5350 (102nd): Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Tissue Bank Act
- H.R. 5349 (102nd): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Improvements Act
- H.R. 5351 (102nd): Great Lakes Regional Marine Center Act
- H.R. 5197 (102nd): To clear certain impediments to the licensing of a vessel for employment ...
- H.R. 4898 (102nd): To amend title II of the Social Security Act to permit the ...
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1992, Davis missed 571 of 6,654 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills